Eviction is a brutal reality
for many people in Western Michigan. In addition to the risk of homelessness, eviction often drives people into lower quality housing in neighborhoods with increased crime and poverty and limited access to education and employment. Being evicted also increases the likelihood of losing your job, hastening a downward spiral.
Legal Aid helps tenants facing eviction.
Our attorneys seek justice for tenants in court, challenging unfair and illegal rental practices, uninhabitable living conditions, and landlords’ failure to comply with local ordinance requirements. By offering free legal assistance to those who can’t afford it, we help tenants maintain stability in their lives and avoid a housing crisis.